Mole Crickets – How to Get Rid of Them

Q: I have a large problem with mole crickets. Got any suggestions?

A: Mole crickets can cause big problems when they tunnel in turf. Most damage is seen in spring when adults are present but the insects are much easier to control in late summer when the nymphs are present. Bifenthrin (Ortho Lawn Insect Killer, etc) ), carbaryl (Sevin) and imidacloprid (Bayer Grub Control, etc) are effective on mole crickets. Water your lawn before application and immediately afterward.

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